For many creators, color correction (also known as color grading) is the last step in the process before a video is completed. Although the raw video taken from your camera may look good already or at least perfectly passable, color correction provides an excellent opportunity for you to make your video look even better.

This lesson will show you three different methods for color correcting your video. The first two show you how to use color correction to subtly touch up your video in Final Cut Pro and After Effects. The third video shows you how to use the popular plug-in Magic Bullet Looks to stylize your video.

Final Cut Pro includes a 3-way color corrector that allows you to adjust the whites, mid-tones and blacks in your video. This can be a very handy and straightforward tool to correct your video’s white balance and flesh tones. Zach King from FinalCutKing.com made this tutorial to get you started: